The nets or snares are highly efficient for this purpose.
Scorpions do not possess spinning organs nor form either snares or nests, so far as is known.
Mention is made of nets and snares, but the dog does not seem to have been used in the pursuit of game.
The former is divided into two sections: the first, of a metaphysical character, contains a sort of practical cosmography, chiefly based on Avicenna's theories, but frequently intermixed both with the freer speculations of the well-known philosophical brotherhood of Basra, the Ikhwan-es-safa'i, and purely Shiite or Isma`ilite ideas; the second, or ethical section of the poem, abounds in moral maxims and ingenious thoughts on man's good and bad qualities, on the necessity of shunning the company of fools and double-faced friends, on the deceptive allurements of the world and the secret snares of ambitious craving for rank and wealth.
As means of capture, nets, traps, snares and pitfalls are most frequently alluded to; but the arrow (Isa.